New Zealand mosque shootings: Attacks on houses of worship show rise of hate crime, religious places more vulnerable globally
Places of worship are 'soft targets' as they reign in a psychological hijack of people. "By targeting a house of worship, rather than a private home or business, the attacker has committed a powerful symbolic transgression: profaning a space that is both sacred and communal."
PIL filed in Supreme Court challenging laws regularising entry of persecuted communities on basis of religion
A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking direction to strike down the Passport (Entry into India) Amendment Rules, 2015, which regularise the entry and stay of immigrants in India
'We know how to look after ourselves': Naseeruddin Shah responds to Imran Khan's dig at treatment of minorities in India
After Imran Khan stirred the hotpot that is the ongoing stir over Naseeruddin Shah's comments on the Bulandshahr violence, the actor on Sunday responded to Imran and asked him to stay away from “issues that don’t concern him”.
Imran Khan says 'will show Narendra Modi govt how to treat minorities', referring to Naseeruddin Shah's remarks on Bulandshahr
In reference to the controversy surrounding Naseeruddin Shah's comments on communal violence in Bulandshahr, Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said if justice is not given to the weak then it will only lead to an uprising.
US claims 800,000 to 2 million people from religious minorities detained in Chinese internment camps
An estimated 800,000 to 2 million religious minorities are currently being detained in internment camps in China, the Trump Administration has told lawmakers, who have expressed serious concerns over the massive human rights violations there.
The Ahmadi community is perhaps the most endangered minority in Pakistan and is at the vortex of mindless violence – they are often killed or attacked on the slightest pretext, their mosques bombed and cases filed against them for violating the law
Exiled author Taslima Nasreen says religious minorities better in India than in Pakistan, Bangladesh
Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen says the condition of religious minorities is much better in India than in neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Jammu and Kashmir BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta on Tuesday accused the state government of "looting the money" provided by the Centre.
Pakistan is home to the maximum number of Indian migrants after the United Arab Emirates, followed by USA.
Sri Lanka's ethnic and religious minorities including Tamils still feel marginalised, seven years after the end of the civil war with the LTTE.
Pope Francis on Monday appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the "abhorrent" suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore.
As a leader, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has certainly showed a marked shift in leadership and style of governance compared to the earlier UPA regime but there were areas which could have been handled better by the government.
The Modi government strongly reacted to a report by a US panel claiming that minorities in the country have been subjected to "violent attacks".
"In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, religious minorities are persecuted both by the Pakistani government and by the majority Muslims," said a US expert.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed concern at global problems of discrimination and violence against religious groups, including Baha'is, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Sikhs besides increasing use of blasphemy and apostasy laws.
Intolerance has been on the rise for the past five years under Pakistan's democratically elected government because of the growing violence of Islamic radicals, who are then courted by political parties, say many in the country's communities of Shiite Muslims, Christians, Hindus and other minorities.